Kindred: Services for Every Post-Acute Need

By Kindred Healthcare

Just as there are different kinds of patients, there are different kinds of hospitals. Kindred Transitional Care Hospitals provide a wide range of services to help patients with complex medical issues who need additional recovery time after a stay at a traditional hospital. While every patient receives individualized care from a team of healthcare professionals, our goal is for each person to reach the highest level of recovery before discharge.

With our Direct Admit Program, physicians can admit medically complex patients from short-term acute care hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, home health and other service providers directly to a Kindred Hospital. We work directly with physicians to make sure their patients have a smooth transition into our hospitals and the highest level of care continuity to prevent future readmissions.

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At Kindred Transitional Care Hospitals we work with patients who need:

Cardiac Services

Physicians can refer patients who have undergone cardiac surgery and developed wounds or an infection, or those who have post myocardial infarction with complications. Patients with congestive heart failure, cardiomyopathy, heart valve disease or peripheral vascular disease also are referred to Kindred Hospitals for more intensive care.

Complex Wound Care Services

Kindred Hospitals specialize in treating surgical wounds, pressure ulcers with complications and other chronic or complex wounds, including amputations, burns or peripheral artery disease.

Diabetic Management Services

Patients with diabetes can experience complications that not only increase the length of stay and medical costs, but also put at risk their ability to recover. Our clinical team develops a treatment plan for each diabetic patient to improve blood glucose control in order to reduce complications such as painful neuropathy, diabetic foot ulcers, diabetic retinopathy and hypertension.

Pulmonary Care Services

For patients who require mechanical ventilator support, our clinical team develops a comprehensive treatment plan designed to help patients breathe on their own again. Patients with pneumonia, obstructive sleep apnea and other conditions benefit from non-invasive ventilator management, inspiratory muscle training and other therapies.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services

Respiratory patients with obstructive diseases such as COPD or restrictive diseases such as Parkinson’s or multiple sclerosis receive pulmonary care and rehabilitation services to not only control and alleviate disease symptoms, but also to improve quality of life and become more independent.

Telemetry Services

Physicians treating patients with a recent history of unstable cardiac rhythm, recent myocardial infarction or active ischemic heart disease can refer those patients to a Kindred Hospital for telemetry monitoring.

Subacute Care

In addition to these services, the Subacute Units in Kindred Hospitals focus on patients who don’t need the intensive medical care of a hospital but do need additional care and rehabilitation before going home or to a facility such as a skilled nursing center. As soon as a patient is admitted to a Subacute Unit, discharge planning begins. The goal is to help each patient regain function and safely return home as quickly as recovery permits by offering comprehensive rehabilitation programs, advanced pulmonary and respiratory therapy care and other personalized services. We also work extensively with the patient and family members so they are prepared to manage daily routines after discharge.

To learn more about services offered in Kindred Transitional Hospitals, click here.